NEW Bassendean councillor Hilary MacWilliam is aiming to build “social cohesion” among the community during her four-year term.
The Bassendean resident was sworn into the council last month.
Cr MacWilliam, who has worked in several State Government departments for 29 years, said she intended to immerse herself in Town of Bassendean projects to achieve best possible outcomes for the community.
“I am very excited to be working with my new colleagues on council and feel we have a good team united in its desire to deliver good results for the community and residents,” she said.
“I am particularly interested in the formation of a community hub and have been involved in early asset mapping exercises.
“I feel this is a vital project that will bring opportunities for people to connect with others who share their interests, form friendships and link in to a social support network.”
Cr MacWilliam said she was keen to look at what Bassendean had to offer for business and employment opportunities.
“I am particularly keen on building social cohesion whereby everyone has the opportunity to engage in activities locally,” she said.
“I am looking forward to engaging with the community and hearing people’s points of view.
“This will be a vital component of ongoing consultation and keeping well-informed on local issues, aspirations and views.”
She said she would draw on her experience in working in State Government when serving on council committees.